Airports Authority of India is upgrading several airports to meet the increasing number of air passengers
The upgradation and expansion of Dehradun Airport is expected to be over by October 2021
The total cost of the project stands at Rs 353 crores
New Delhi: To meet the expected future growth of passenger footfall, Airports Authority of India (AAI)`s Dehradun Airport is getting upgraded in phases at the project cost of Rs 353 crores. The first phase of development work includes the construction of Domestic Terminal Building along with utility block, car park, sewage treatment plant, rainwater harvesting structures and other ancillary structures.
With an area of 42,776 sqm, the New Terminal Building will be able to handle 1,800 passengers during peak hours, thereby expanding the capacity of the airport by eightfold. The building will have a concourse, check-in area, secure hold and arrival lounge at ground floor, security hold at first floor and other services and various offices at the mezzanine floor. Equipped with 36 check-in counters and four aerobridges, the new terminal will have all the modern facilities like self-check-in kiosks and Inline baggage screening facility. Ample retail space spread in an area of 6,465 sqm is also planned, to help accelerate the generation of revenue and employment for local youth.
The design height of the building is optimally done to reduce the cost of construction and operation. The Building has been designed to provide passengers and visitors a sense of place highlighting the culture and heritage of Uttarakhand. Arched façade is inspired by the work featured at Forest Research Institute, Dehradun and the feature columns are inspired by the form of Brahmakamal, the state flower of Uttarakhand.
The new building will also have eco-friendly sustainable features like the double-curved roof to aid in rainwater harvesting, sewage treatment plant, solar power system, energy-efficient fixtures and provision of maximum natural light through skylights
The second phase of the development work will include shifting of operations from existing terminal building to the new one and construction of balance portion of the terminal building along with the integration of all the services & completion of balance works. Almost 80 per cent of the development work of the first phase is completed and the project is likely to be ready by October, 21.
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